Today's News

  • Murder mystery still haunting community

    Two inmates sit in two separate prisons in two separate cities in Kentucky.
    One of them admitted to committing a heinous crime, then recanted his story.
    The other has been serving time for that crime since 2008.
    The crime? The murder of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden of Shelbyville in 1998.

  • BACK IN TIME: And the 1992 winners are ...

    Back in July 1992, the Spencer County Fair was in full swing. These three pictures were published in the July 15, 1992, edition of The Spencer Magnet.

  • Public record: Indictments (from the 7.18.12 edition)

    The following indictments were handed down May 24, 2012, by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

  • Public record: District Court July 6, 2012

    The following cases were heard July 6, 2012, in Spencer District Court by Judge Michael Eckert:

    Joseph L. Green (1977), alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense, guilty, $25 fine and court costs.

    Michelle Johnson (1988), resisting arrest, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served, court costs.

    Brandy M. Meers (1992), possession of marijuana, guilty, $100 fine, court costs; buy/possess drug paraphernalia, guilty, $50 fine.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Learn how to search for forgotten money your loved ones left behind

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’ve heard that there are resources available that can help people look for lost or forgotten money left behind by their deceased relatives. When my mother and father passed away their financial affairs were in such a mess, I’m wondering if there was anything I overlooked. What can you tell me?
    Searching Son

    Dear Searching,

  • Columnist attempts to answer the question, ‘What is love?’

    Love has many shapes, many forms of expressions, and .... many flaws. When that word has been expressed by one of my many clients over the past four decades, it seems to often be misunderstood or unaccepted.

  • A merry blackberry dessert

    Blackberries are one of my favorite aspects of summer. I love picking berries when the weather is nice, and I love eating them so much that I will pick them even when it is hot.

  • COLUMN: High school sports are right around the corner

    There’s still a couple more full weeks of summer vacation left for students, but student-athletes participating in fall sports are already back at school at least part of the time preparing for the upcoming season.
    The big team sports like football, soccer and volleyball will be starting in August and players are currently sweating out practices and conditioning in the heat of July. There are new coaches and new challenges for many of the teams and we’ll be introducing you to some of these new faces in the coming weeks in the Magnet.

  • COLUMN: Take a victory lap, Kyle Wiltjer

    Congratulations, and a cautionary tale.
    From the take-a-victory-lap file, congratulations this week to Kyle Wiltjer.
    A fan favorite on the University of Kentucky’s NCAA championship team, Wiltjer was one of 52 first-year UK student-athletes named to the SEC academic honor roll and the only scholarship player on the men’s or women’s team to make the list. Transfer Ryan Harrow made the list, too, but sat out last season.

  • PHOTO: Tipton earns state baseball honors

    Hunter Tipton, of Elk Creek, was named Honorable Mention All State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. He also received the following honors for his senior season at Louisville DeSales: All 6th Region, All 6th Region Tournament, All 22nd  
    District, All “A” Classic All Tournament, 6th Region All Star, iHigh Top 100 (#32). This summer, Tipton is playing for the Louisville Baseball Club. He will continue playing past high school as he moves on to Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., for the 2013 season.